News Archives of February 2008

February 28, 2008
SUNY Upstate, county medical society create scholarship for local high school graduates
Scholarship amount would increase if upon graduating from SUNY Upstate and completion of medical training recipient promises to practice medicine in the Syracuse area.

February 26, 2008
Joslin Center, Onondaga County pilot diabetes prevention workplace initiative
The pilot program aims to offer county employees strategies for healthy living, such as smoking cessation and diet and nutrition counseling to decrease risk of developing diabetes and other chronic diseases.

February 18, 2008
Vice president for research and dean of the College of Graduate Studies named
Steven R. Goodman, Ph.D., joins SUNY Upstate from the University of Texas at Dallas, where his pioneering research is leading to the development of new treatments for sickle cell anemia.

February 15, 2008
Eric Frost named associate vice president for human resources
SYRACUSE—Eric Frost, who has served in SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Department of Human Resources for the past ten years as benefits manager and most recently as interim director, has been named associate vice president of human resources. The appointment, effective immediately, was announced by Senior Associate Vice President Wanda Thompson. “Eric has provided leadership during this transition [...]

February 13, 2008
SUNY Upstate Medical University receives $225,000 state grant to provide mental health services for people living with HIV
Grant program will support provide mental health services for HIV-positive patients treated at SUNY Upstate's Designated AIDS Center who are either under insured or uninsured for such services.

February 13, 2008
Chuck Simpson named director of College Union and campus activities at SUNY Upstate Medical University
SYRACUSE, N.Y.— Chuck Simpson has been named director of College Union and campus activities for the Division of Student Affairs at SUNY Upstate Medical University. The announcement was made by Julie White, Ph.D., dean of student affairs. As director, Simpson will assume a broad range of responsibilities, including developing, implementing and [...]

February 12, 2008
Karen Richards and Winthrop Thurlow join University Counsel at SUNY Upstate Medical University
SYRACUSE, N.Y.— Syracuse residents Karen M. Richards, J.D., and Winthrop H. Thurlow, J.D., have joined the Office of University Counsel at SUNY Upstate Medical University as associates. Richards serves as counsel for University Hospital, focusing on transactional matters. Thurlow is counsel for the campus. In addition to a broad legal background, Richards has [...]

February 12, 2008
SUNY Upstate announces appointments, honors and awards
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – SUNY Upstate Medical University announces the following appointments, honors and awards: • David Eck has been named manager of Clinical Engineering in the Department of Information, Management and Technology (IMT). Prior to SUNY Upstate, Eck, a licensed professional engineer, was a manager with EA Engineering, an engineering consulting company headquartered in Maryland. [...]

February 1, 2008
Students credited for ?the greening of Upstate’
Environmentally minded students, working with SUNY Upstate Medical University administrators, have helped bring a recycling program to a key building on university's campus.

February 1, 2008
SUNY Upstate surgical team travels to Vietnam to bring smiles to the faces of children
Team, part of the national Face to Face program, helps reconstruct the faces of children suffering from head and neck deformities and teaches Vietnamese doctors new surgical techniques.

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